Childhood memories are being reimagined, midnight emotional eating trajectories are changing, and binge eating routine options are disappearing, with Hardee’s branches in Egypt bringing the classic curly fries production to a halt. Walking through the Hardee’s branch in Tahrir Square we were filled with hope, refusing to believe rumors about the disappearance of the fan-favorite junk food staple, the curly fry, but alas we were crushed.
The familiar smell of starry chicken nuggets was not enough to help us through all stages of grief, a few breakdowns later and a teary call to the Hardee’s hotline brought a glimpse of hope back. The curly fires are allegedly only temporarily unavailable, yet we’re only accepting a pack of crunchy curls drizzled with cheese as confirmation.